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Stone RuinTen IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone RuinTen IPAStone RuinTen IPA

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,786 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,786
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 220
Gots: 581 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
We first released this decidedly indelicate beer in 2012, as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our belovedly bitter Stone Ruination IPA. Stone RuinTen IPA uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release; only the name has changed, as we plan to unleash this belligerently delicious hop monster upon the public annually from now on. We packed a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. The results are glorious, and we know you'll rejoice in tasting this audacious gem of hoppy splendor once again. You're welcome.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 06-14-2012)
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Photo of justforrazors
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 7-13-12, poured into my DFH IPA Glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear amber/copper color with a sticky beige 2 finger head that lasts throughout the entire glass. Unimpressive, but alright lacing, carbonation is average based on appearance.

S- Pine and resinous hops followed by a blast of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Sweet malt and caramel aroma balances the hops. A touch of alcohol is present to remind you how big this beer is...

T- Extremely bitter, this thing is just packed full of hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, pine resin, tons of other tropical fruit, followed by a subtle malt sweetness and a strong alcohol presence. The hops seemed a bit more dull than the last time I drank this. Insanely long bitter finish.

M- Medium body, there is just enough to back up the hops, fairly dry, this seems to contribute to the never-ending bitterness. Carbonation is spot-on.

O- I liked this a whole lot more last week when I had it, but I didn't have the time to review it. It seems like the hops are dropping off very fast, or maybe my palate is just off tonight. This is still an incredibly well made beer, and based on my previous experience I am ranking it a bit higher overall than I would based solely on this review.

justforrazors, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

brotherloco, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev -7.2%

CTJman, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Brob245
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Brob245, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Pedrovc
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Pedrovc, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 9/5/13. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy burnt orange; small white head that fades quickly and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of grapefruit, orange, melon. There are subtle garlic notes. It smells really good, but doesn't blast your senses. The taste has a pretty solid balance between hop bitterness and sweet caramel malts. This has a good amount of sweetness to it, but it's far from cloying. There's some pine resin in the mix. Very oily. There's a little bit of heat, but barely. Alcohol is barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and very slick. There's moderate carbonation. It's pretty easy to drink.

This is a good DIPA, but I was expecting much more. I feel underwhelmed. I just can't put it in that top-tier category for the style. Nonetheless, it's really solid stuff.

BB1313, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of mikem0487
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Enjoy by 8/18/13

A-Clear copper body. Pinky's width white head. Minimal lacing left on glass.

S-A very piney nose with citrus notes coming through. Get sweet malt aroma in the background of this hopped up imperial IPA.

T-Obviously a very hop forward beer that leaves the yeast and malt bill minimal chance to shine. Like the nose it brings a huge amount of citrus and pine to the palate. Other than the hops that is every where on your palate you get a sweet bittering finish that has some heat to it.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbed, sweet and bittering finish.

O-A good imperial IPA that is hyped up due to its limited availability. Ruination gives it a run for its money for being a better put together Imperial IPA. This beer is good dont get me wrong but I believe it is hyped up. Its worth seeking out so get one anyways and try it out for yourself.

mikem0487, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Jimmys
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into pint glass. drink by 08/18/13.

a: clear copper hue. head is bright white. decent retention, minimal lacing.

s: super piney. hop resins. a warming citrus and tropical fruit note. while being varied, big and hot were the main aroma.

t: similar to the nose, lots of resin. tastes sticky. the pine and citrus notes are muddied masking with the alcohol heat.

m: average carb on a full body.

d: good not great. Too much going on on the hop side of things, not enough balance or focus. take a step back and tweak stone.

Jimmys, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of fsck
3.75/5  rDev -13%

fsck, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

KyleMA, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Lare453, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

CoolEthan, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

MikeCactusGordon, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Agnazub, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of IPA1978
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me stat off by saying that this beer is not balanced and doesn't really fit the typical double IPA mold. That being said if you love resinous, oily, funky hop flavor you will love this beer.

A- Not alot in the way of head but retains it well, copper in color, viscous and sticky lacing.

S- Crazy, overwhelming dank fresh hop smell, after sipping for a while you can begin to smell other hop character, citrus rinds, herbal, tangerine, spice.

T- First few sips explode with a mish mash of resinous oily hops, malt only plays a small role of sweetness, alcohol warms the palate but not as much as expected for high ABV. As you continue to drink and the beer warms more of the hop flavor become distinguishable, grapefruit, citrus, piney, peppery, melon.

M- Big, sticky, juicy. Light carbonation.

0- I loved this one. Over the top hop bomb, a must try for IPA lovers.

IPA1978, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

jroberts8811, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Rihup, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

jman005, Jun 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

ilikebeer03, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Metaltildeath, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Mike, Jun 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Tacoboomerang, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

tarheels4life23, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

EnronCFO, Jun 29, 2013
Stone RuinTen IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 4,786 ratings.